Shalako Book Summary and Study Guide

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A loner, Shalako, rides with a pleasure hunting party that has gotten itself in trouble. These wealthy Europeans thought they would go out hunting in the wild west for a little thrill but ended up in the middle of an Apache war. Their only hope of surviving is Shalako. Added to the seriousness of the situation is an outlaw looking for an easy take and a rogue Indian killer looking for coup. In the midst of all the fighting, Shalako also finds the woman for him - can he survive to start a new life with her?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   american wild west Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Western    -   Yes Story primarily about    -   fighting Injuns

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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